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Bad Toilet Habits: Are You Doing Any of These?


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Bad Toilet Habits: Are You Doing Any of These?

  1. 1. You probably do not know it, but you might have habits that may havenegative effects on your sensitive areas. Proper toilet practices do not onlyinvolve cleaning yourself after you have bowel movement.There are other practices that are needed to be done in order to avoidhealth risks, such as straining excessively or sitting on the toilet forprolonged periods. Toilet paper use is also one of these unhealthy habits. It is advisable to switch to using a bidet.
  2. 2. People with conditions should be careful because excessive toilet paperuse can make bacteria spread. Toilet paper can leave behind germsfrom urine and fecal matter. Plus, its coarse nature can create skinirritations or, worse, abrasions.Bidets can clean more thoroughly thantoilet paper because they use water toclean the genitals and anus. Water can relieve pain and itching coming from conditions like hemorrhoids and yeast infection, as well as prevent the spread of bacteria.
  3. 3. Because it does not completely remove germs from waste, there is apossibility that using only toilet paper can lead to stains in yourunderwear, which can be a hassle. Using toilet paper can also increaseyour hands’ contamination from urine and fecal matter.. In addition to this, toilet paper use can cause clogging of drainagesystems. You can avoid the limitations of toilet paper use by using abidet spray or a handheld bidet.
  4. 4. Always remember to allow your body to work naturally and only go tothe toilet when you feel the urge to go. Only exert very gentle pressurefor no more than 30 seconds per attempt. Focus on doing your pelvic andabdominal muscles. Similar to straining, delaying your trip to the toilet isalso an unfavorable practice. Doing so can cause or aggravate constipation or even bladder problems. It is also not advisable to force your body to have a bowel movement.
  5. 5. People who have hemorrhoids should try squatting when they go tothe toilet. When you squat, your body will be in a position it wasdesigned to be when you’re having a bowel movement. Studies haveshown that hemorrhoids have low occurrence in countries wherepeople squat. By squatting, patients had complete and sustained relief from pain and bleeding. You can try certain devices that can simulate the squatting position instead of adjusting your entire bathroom to accommodate this habit.
  6. 6. Aside from cleaning your private parts with a bidet, there areother important toilet practices you have to take note of. Learn the importance of using a bidet spray by visiting: